Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez was scheduled to report for training on Monday, but the Chilean star posted a photo of himself on his Instagram page while relaxing in Paris.
According to James Olley from The Evening Standard, Alexis went to the French capital in order to sort out some visa issues and will resume training on Wednesday.
Alexis Sanchez stayed in Paris last night after picking up a new visa. No issues. Expected to begin full training at Colney tomorrow. #afc
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) August 4, 2015
After what was an exhausting year of football – with Alexis featuring in over 70 games for both club and country – the boss decided to give our star man an extended break following his success for Chile during the summer.
Alexis netted the winning penalty in the shootout victory over Argentina to hand his nation their first ever major trophy, clinching the Copa America on home soil.
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The 26-year-old also took the Premier League by storm in his first season, and given that we defeated Chelsea with Alexis absent, the strength of our squad is evident.
It usually takes a player three weeks of first team training to get back up to speed, according to Wenger (via The Guardian), though one suspects that Alexis may not conform to that notion. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him declare himself fit after a week’s involvement in training.